I think the biggest question people asked about the IE6 VPC image was when will it be available?

How about right now!

After a rather late night last night, and a bit of a false start, I uploaded the VPC image this morning, and it's gone live.  The image contains Windows XP SP2, IE6 and the IE7 Readiness Toolkit.  It clocks in at a 496meg download, and unpacks to about 1.5 gigs. 

Internet Explorer 6 Application Compatibility VPC Image

The image is set to expire on April 1, 2007 (it's not an April Fools Joke).  If there is enough demand, we'll most likely release another one in March some time, and extend the expiry date. 

I'll make another post later today with a link to the IE Blog post about this with more info.